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Logistics
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Amazon & Uber Digitize Logistics
Molly Connell  
3/30/2018   (2) comments
Well-known companies originally not focused on logistics\ are devoting more and more attention to shipping and the power of digitization.
3 Startups Hoping to Blockchain the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
3/26/2018   (2) comments
Ahead of the almost inevitable wave of startups yet to be created for supply chain-related requirements, we found three companies that sparked our interest.
42 Grams Movie Teaches Team Building
Puga Sankara  
3/23/2018   (2) comments
I saw a great movie lately, and it pointed to a great reminder about management basics.
Trade Tools Deliver Freight Visibility & Transparency
Barbara Jorgensen  
3/21/2018   Post a comment
Freight providers should be providing tools to help customers maximize their choices.
Global Shipping Trends Optimize Supply Chain Logistics
Tommaso Tamburnotti  
3/15/2018   Post a comment
Logistics customers are expecting some of the same perks they get as consumers to be available when buying for business. Here's a look at the biggest shifts in global shipping.
2018 Survey from the Transporeon Group Uncovers Issues & Opportunities in Carrier Capacity
Latest Research  
3/6/2018   Post a comment
Securing & Increasing Carrier Capacity Requires New Approaches, Smarter Sourcing, and Better Technology
3PL Panacea: The Flexible Mobile Supply Chain Platform
Puga Sankara  
3/2/2018   Post a comment
For 3PLs, flexibility is key to winning and keeping business. A mobile supply chain platform is key to creating and maintaining that flexibility.
The Ebb & Flow of Retail Supply Chain: Is AI the Answer?
Puga Sankara  
2/23/2018   Post a comment
The holidays are over, but it's never too early to look at how technology can help close supply chain gaps caused by shifting demand.
Taking the Dude Out of the Supply Chain
B. Cameron Gain  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Supply chain logistics is on the dawn of a not-so-distant era, as robotics and artificial intelligence replace humans for the delivery and transport of goods across the supply chain.
5 Industrial Trends Transforming the Industrial Space
Simon Bhadra  
2/15/2018   Post a comment
E-commerce trends are changing the supply chain landscape, making transformation the word of the day.
Descartes Acquires Aljex
EBN Newswire  
2/12/2018   (1) comment
Expands Solution Footprint for Freight Brokers and Transportation Providers
Special Delivery: How Logistics Providers are Slashing Inefficiencies with Machine Learning & IoT
Raghu Ramanathan  
1/25/2018   Post a comment
When we look at transportation industries today, we see good use tools already ranging from artificial intelligence (AI), computer processing power, Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain. Collectively, they have the potential to change business drastically.
Kuebix Empowers E-Commerce Businesses with Profitable Transportation Operations
EBN Newswire  
1/23/2018   Post a comment
Streamline Operations, Control Costs, Improve Customer Service
Threat of Robot Warehouse Invasion Overblown
Puga Sankara  
1/19/2018   (1) comment
Everyone is talking about robots taking over the warehouse, but when you talk to people in the real world it's not such a simple equation.
5 Trends Impacting Logistics in 2018
Sam Mikles  
1/12/2018   Post a comment
The forces that made 2017 a wild ride for supply chain professionals will continue with increased speed in 2018.
Modern Day Silk Road Logistics Could Open New High-Tech Markets
Logical Link  
12/18/2017   Post a comment
The BTK Railway closes an overland cargo gap in transcontinental logistics, reduces delivery time and creates new transportation options and possible new markets for many industries, including the high-tech sector.
Engineering Services Meet IoT
Mayank Bhushan  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
Traditional product engineering service providers are bringing new IoT engineering services to their OEM customers.
Collaboration in Logistics: From Blockchain to the Physical Internet
Susan Fourtané  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
Take a virtual tour of the recent Logistics Meets Innovation 2017 Conference. The conference pointed to topics ranging from the idea of the physical internet for logistics, the importance of data, and analytics for collaboration, and what potential value blockchain technology can bring to the transportation and logistics industry.
Power the Supply Chain Workforce with Mobile & AI
Amanda Nichols  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Mobile and AI tech is critical to addressing the talent shortage and other logistics challenges.
10 Ways Robots Will Change Manufacturing in the Next 5 Years
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
11/17/2017   (4) comments
Over the next five years, the high-tech industry will leverage this new generation of robotics in new and unexpected way to get business done. We sat down with leading research firm IDC to find out their best guess about what will happen in the next five years.
Top Risks to Supply Chain Executives, from Transportation to Manufacturing
Nicole DiGiose  
11/16/2017   (1) comment
2017 Travelers Business Risk Index reveals the top risks according to supply chain executives, from transportation to manufacturing.
project44 Launches Enhanced Truckload Visibility Solution
EBN Newswire  
11/14/2017   (1) comment
New technology fits into a larger suite of multimodal products designed to enable smarter information flow across a customer’s entire supply chain.
Innovation Now: How Technology Drives Supply Chain Evolution
Shanton Wilcox  
11/9/2017   (1) comment
The supply chain is constantly pressured to deliver more. With supply chain technology advancements, shippers have increased expectations of what logistics providers can accomplish.
AR Makes Seasonal Workers Warehouse Smart
Brian Ballard  
11/8/2017   Post a comment
Augmented reality (AR) delivered via smart glasses provides access to visual information, real-time updates, documents, human expertise, enterprise systems and step-by-step guidance, smoothing the integration between people, data and machines in the smart, connected warehouse. As a result, warehouses can more quickly help material handlers turn the challenges of the seasonal surge into the opportunity to maximize results.
Exploring the Brave New World of AI, Robotics & Autonomous Cars
Jim O'Reilly  
11/2/2017   Post a comment
What is the Brave New World of sophisticated technology going to look like? Only time will tell, but we can make an educated guess.
Rise of Consumer Driven Supply Chain Pushes Demand for Drop Ship
Peter Edlund  
11/2/2017   Post a comment
What were once competitive advantages for retailers, endless inventory, overnight shipping, and free return shipping have become standard in manufacturing as well.
Digitizing the Supply Chain: The Promise of IoT & Sensors
Tom O’Boyle  
10/23/2017   (2) comments
More companies benefit from a digital supply chain as cloud technology and the Internet of Things evolve.
5 Ways Blockchain Revolution Supports Supply Chain Evolution
Dan Juliano  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
Many of global supply chain challenges can be solved with blockchain, which provides the foundation for a radically new approach to supply chain management
E-Commerce & Continued Outsourcing is Fueling Global Third-Party Logistics Market Growth Driving 3PL Revenues to Over $1.1 Trillion by 2022
Latest Research  
10/6/2017   Post a comment
In 2016, the global third-party logistics market reached $802 billion and is on track to exceed $1.1 trillion in 2022.
“Registered” ELD Vendors Creates Potential Global Supply Chain Nightmare
Frank Cavallaro  
10/3/2017   Post a comment
New electronic logging device (ELD) regulations have the potential to rock supply chains and manufacturers around the globe — and not just because of anticipated transportation disruptions and increases in costs.
Obexion Tackles Lithium Battery Shipping Challenges
Nicole DiGiose  
9/21/2017   Post a comment
Labelmaster and Procyon-Alpha Squared (PA²) have teamed up to develop and manufacture a new line of protective packaging solutions to address the complexities of shipping lithium batteries.
Why AI-Driven Predictive Logistics is Exactly What the Industry Needs
Stuart Reichenbach  
9/20/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is ready for digital transformation. Now, we have to forge the path forward.
The New 3PL: The Value of Radical Transparency in 2017
Scott McDevitt  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
In transportation, transparency has taken somewhat of a backseat, but the time has come to change that.
Green Shipping Easier than Ever Before
Kathrin Brost  
9/13/2017   Post a comment
While using air freight has its appeal, it is important to consider its environmental impact as well.
Powering Your Digital Supply Chain: Attribute-Based Forecasting
Puneet Saxena  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
As manufacturers and retailers attempt to cater to disparate markets and a wide variety of preferences, forecasting product demand is getting more complex but not impossible.
How to Reduce Supplier Inventory Costs
John Kelser  
9/7/2017   (1) comment
It’s not unusual to see pallets and pallets of supplier goods stacked up in receiving waiting to be sorted out and relabeled.There is a better way…and it points to the label.
How to Build a Supply Chain X.0 Strategy
Susan Fourtané  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
What does it take to build next-generation supply chain capabilities? A supply chain X.0 strategy may be the answer.
Amazon Bets on Advanced Robotics for Future Fulfillment Centers
Pablo Valerio  
8/29/2017   (1) comment
Amazon has identified robotics fulfillment as a key technology strategy and is looking for the newest developments to run its warehouses.
Inventory Missing? Use Technology to Pinpoint Areas of Loss & Theft
Krish Kupathil  
8/24/2017   Post a comment
The advent of digital technologies to monitor inventory are set to change the cargo theft scenario and make life easier for businesses and supply chain companies worldwide.
3 Mindsets Logistics Providers Can Drop to Improve Competitiveness
Stephanie Johnson  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
The logistics industry is rapidly changing, yet many logistics providers refuse to adapt based on some key harmful mindsets.
Seegrid Announces New Self-Driving Vision Guided Vehicle For Materials Handling
EBN Newswire  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
Responding to customer demand, Seegrid’s new GP8 Series 6 self-driving vehicle enables companies to automate for efficiency, safety, and experience a rapid payback
3GTMS Partners with project44 to Deliver Automated, Real-Time LTL and Volume LTL Solutions
EBN Newswire  
8/15/2017   (2) comments
3GTMS Users Granted Immediate Access to Modern API-based Connectivity with their Carriers
Automation to Deliver Sea Change in Cargo Transport
Ariella Brown  
7/25/2017   Post a comment
Although automated cars are stealing most of the headlines, automated transport over water may become a reality within just a few years.
Digital Transformation: Major Gains with Minimal Pain
Earl van As  
7/25/2017   (2) comments
Simple-to-implement digital transformation methods that should be considered by supply chain executives to increase operational efficiency and ROI.
What Distributors Can Learn from Retailers
Kelly Brock  
7/19/2017   Post a comment
Distributors face the most profound business model shift in decades. They have the choice of adapting or risking being obsolete.
Will MTBF Kill Drone Delivery?
Jim O'Reilly  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
When we do the math, failure rates are likely to ground delivery by drone before it ever really takes off.
AIT Worldwide Logistics’ Vaughn Moore Joins the Center for Enriched Living’s Board of Directors
EBN Newswire  
7/11/2017   Post a comment
Vaughn Moore, President and CEO of AIT Worldwide Logistics, began serving on the Center for Enriched Living’s (CEL) board of directors effective July 1.
What’s Trending Now: Top Warehouse Technologies
Evan Garber  
7/6/2017   Post a comment
E-commerce and consumer buying habits are shaping the future of the supply chain industry. Companies are looking for new ways to stay ahead while increasing profit margins. Technological innovations (both proactive and necessitated) play a major role, specifically in streamlining warehouse management. But implementing the right technologies may mean the difference between staying in business or not.
On-Demand Trucking: The Birth of Uber Freight
Susan Fourtané  
6/28/2017   (1) comment
Ride-sharing service Uber has entered the freight transportation market offering an app that matches truckers and trucking companies with loads to haul.
More Trade with Asia Comes at a Shipping Price
B. Cameron Gain  
6/22/2017   (1) comment
Shipping to Asia is getting harder. The problem: a huge capacity backlog sitting and waiting for container ships
Supply Chain Resilience in the Age of Nationalism
Logical Link  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
Supply chain professionals face a dilemma: Creating resiliency as nationalistic sentiments increase worldwide.
Combating Excess Capacity Issues
Jett McCandless  
6/19/2017   Post a comment
Carriers must become smarter about their use of technology and act quickly to weather today’s soft market—while at the same time, preparing themselves for a profitable future.
GrandCanals Introduces Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud for 3PLs
EBN Newswire  
6/14/2017   Post a comment
First Purpose-Built Analytics Platform That Helps 3PLs and their Customers Optimize their Shipping and Fulfillment on Display at 3PL & Supply Chain Summit
Trucking Regulations: What Supply Chain Managers Need to Know
Susan Fourtané  
6/13/2017   Post a comment
Coming regulations are anticipated to decrease the driver pool and truck capacity with immediate consequences disrupting over-the-road shipping.
Supply Chain Visibility: Digitizing Transforms Shipping Industry
Matt Elenjickal  
6/12/2017   Post a comment
For transportation companies and enterprise supply chain executives, developing and executing a digital transformation process requires the resolve to modernize decades old processest. The entire supply chain, including visibility, will be affected by digital transformation
Greening Global Shopping Cart Webinar Launches to Help Companies Meet Climate Targets
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
New series will offer supply chain solutions for companies looking to eliminate emissions in the supply chain
project44 Extends Platform with Industry’s First Real-time Volume LTL Solution
EBN Newswire  
6/9/2017   Post a comment
New platform delivers real-time quoting and automated tendering for Volume Less-Than-Truckload Shipments
Maersk Gets a Grip on Supply Chain Data with the Cloud
Ariella Brown  
6/7/2017   Post a comment
Microsoft's Azure cloud platform is intended to enable Maersk to pursue its goal of digital transformation and advance its strategy “of becoming the global integrator of container logistics.”
Descartes Acquires PCSTrac Business
EBN Newswire  
6/5/2017   Post a comment
Expands Community and Extends Technology Platform for Pool Distribution and Carton-Level Tracking
The Humble Pallet Gets Smart
Pablo Valerio  
6/5/2017   (4) comments
Pallets move the world, and now they get to sense, monitor, and communicate, as well.
Your Warehouse Will Love Artificial Intelligence
Nathan Brown  
6/1/2017   Post a comment
The supply chain and the companies within its ecosystem are constantly evolving to adapt to new market factors. Artificial intelligence is leading to exponentially faster, more accurate decision making that reduces costly errors. But as with any change, there’s some resistance.
Jabil Launches InControl Supply Chain Decision Support Platform
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
Jabil's new modular supply chain SaaS platform is designed to bring diverse information sets together to provide business insights that supply quick and accurate supply chain decisions.
Omnichannel Puts Retailers on a New Path
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/19/2017   Post a comment
Omnichannel is changing the way electronics retailers need to think about their supply chains.
GrandCanals Launches Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 & Closes $4.8M in Series A Funding to Fuel Corporate Growth
EBN Newswire  
5/16/2017   Post a comment
Fulfillment Intelligence Cloud 3.0 Enables Retailers and Ecommerce Companies to Fulfill and Delight their Customers Like Amazon.com
Azkar is Now Dachser
EBN Newswire  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Rev Up Supply Chain Efficiencies with Automotive Labeling
Harold Desjarlais  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Labeling can make a huge difference, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to not just overcome challenges, but provide their company with a distinct competitive advantage. Here's how.
Rogers Corporation Expands Use of Descartes' Denied Party Screening Solution to Strengthen Global Trade Compliance
EBN Newswire  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
Rogers Corporation has expanded its use of the Descartes MK Dynamic Screening solution to further mitigate the risk of conducting business with parties that may be subject to trade restrictions.
Find the Fire: Great Teams Need Passion
Puga Sankara  
4/21/2017   (2) comments
Every company needs people who have fire in their bellies. In the high-tech electronics space, though, the need is even more critical.
Robotics in Logistics: An Indian Version
Logical Link  
4/20/2017   (1) comment
Logistics may be an obvious area where robotics will find a use for place. An Indian company is building its reputation in that space.
How to Optimize Your Supply Chain with IoT
Christy Szoke  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
An IoT fleet management system gives fleet managers the information they need to both adapt day-to-day operations to real world ground conditions, while also generating the data they need to positively impact the efficiency of their operations over the long term.
Augmented Reality Gets Beyond Games to Help Logistics
Ariella Brown  
4/12/2017   (1) comment
Once used primarily for gaming, augmented reality may make logistics operations more efficient in the near future.
16 High-Tech Companies Setting the Standard for Business Ethics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/11/2017   (4) comments
The Ethisphere 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company points to some high tech and technology leaders that are defining best practices in terms of corporate responsibility and ethics.
Brexit Supply Chain Impacts Auto Industry
Logical Link  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
England’s anticipated exit from the European Union may hit the automotive supply chain.
Robotrucks: Shifting Electronic Logistics to Autopilot Changes the Supply Chain
Jim O'Reilly  
4/3/2017   Post a comment
Autonomous trucks still need some perfecting, but the reality is that we are just a few years from the capability being solid enough to enter mainstream operations. That's going to shift the entire supply chain.
Glaring Security Hole Fixed, Supply Chain Managers Look Ahead
B. Cameron Gain  
3/22/2017   (1) comment
The backend software on the cloud for supply chain IT networks is vulnerable, but best practices can help to even the score against often daily attacks on any system.
The Self-Driving-Truck Race is On, But Which Strategy Will Prevail?
Frank Cavallaro  
3/21/2017   (1) comment
As Uber’s robot-trucking division is engulfed by legal troubles, several startups are poised to reinvent the freight business. Starsky Robotics, Embark, and Drive.ai all recently unveiled detailed plans regarding the next phases of their technologies. Which strategy will prove successful?
Meeting Major Logistics Challenge: How Global Robotics Manufacturer Optimized Lithium Battery Supply Chain Shipping
EBN Newswire  
3/20/2017   Post a comment
A global robotics manufacturer met a major logistics challenge in transferring its entire shipping process in-house and training staff to meet stringent hazmat transport regulations for lithium batteries by partnering with a firm that helps companies comply with DG regs.
Connectivity & IoT Create Greater Supply Chain Data Collection Options
Puga Sankara  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
The ubiquitous nature of IoT and better ways to collect data are set to transform the way things are done in the supply chain.
Put Out the Fire: Address Employee Burnout in Logistics
Malysa O'Connor  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
Logistics providers are especially vulnerable to employee turnover, but many overlook one of its most reliable predictors – employee burnout.
Huawei & DHL Partner on IoT-based Logistics Solution
Logical Link  
3/13/2017   Post a comment
Huawei and DHL to collaborate on Internet of Things supply chain and logistics solution.
Blockchain Offerings for Supply Chain Become Reality
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/9/2017   Post a comment
IBM/Maersk and Dianrong/FnConn both announced blockchain-focused offerings this week. The first is aimed at global shipping while the other is focused on serving small suppliers in China.
Kenco Invents Smartphone App that Improves Shipment Visibility, Reduces Damage Claims
EBN Newswire  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Kenco has teamed up with Smart Gladiator to roll out a new mobile app that increases supply chain visibility by photo-documenting shipments to improve compliance and reduce costs.
3 Ways the Supply Chain Industry Will Make Headlines in 2017
Tommy Barnes  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
2017 is poised to experience many supply chain milestones. By asking the right question, supply chain managers can get ahead of the curve.
Trade Tech Announces New Portal AES Filing Capabilities
EBN Newswire  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Leading logistics solution provider updates cloud-based portal to enable shippers to submit required U.S. Customs and Border Protection export filing.
Newest Supply Chain Paradigm Shift Hits Retail
Puga Sankara  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
When a paradigm shifts, everything changes. It’s a phenomenon that we are seeing in the brick and mortar commerce supply chain with the increased popularity of online shopping.
4 Technology Trends to Help You Stay Ahead with Customers in 2017
Brent Halverson  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
2017 is set to be a customer-centric year. But what can technology do to help drive us forward?
How to Become King of the Amazon (e-Commerce Jungle)
Mike Comstock  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Amazon has set the bar for e-commerce. However, there's no reason that electronics OEMs and e-tailers can't learn some important lessons from how Amazon runs its side of the jungle.
Optimize Fleet Management Using IoT to Predict Weather
Christy Szoke  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Every year winter weather causes millions of dollars in damages, as well as severely impacts regional and national economies. Fleet managers need help staying ahead of the curve.
Managing E-Waste: Everyone’s Problem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The growth of the electronics industry means that all of us have to think globally about the best way to stem the tide of electronic products into the waste stream.
6 Ways Labeling Helps Electronics OEMs Compete Globally
Bob Brown  
2/16/2017   (2) comments
Labeling can make a huge difference to an organization, enabling IT and supply chain decision makers to overcome challenges and provide a distinct competitive advantage.
How Harnessing Digital Trends Will Shape the Digital Enterprise
EBN Sponsored Resources  
2/15/2017  
It is getting hard to virtually impossible for enterprises to analyze this scale and type of Big Data, using traditional data processing.
EBN@C-Level: Travelers Exec Points to Cargo Crime Trends for Electronics OEMs
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
EBN sat down with Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers Insurance to find out about the latest trends and best practices for protecting expensive electronics cargo during the transportation process.
Integrated Vehicle Tracking & Route Planning Delivers Big Benefits
William Salter  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
By integrating and vehicle tracking, you can compare planned activity with what is actually happening in real-time, allowing you or your transportation team to quickly identify discrepancies between the two.
3PLs & Shippers Enhance Supply Chain Partnerships
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
2/3/2017   Post a comment
3PLs and shippers are working consistently to enhance relationships and partnerships to improve business outcome a new study finds.
Shippers Be Aware: Dangerous Goods Regs Updated
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/27/2017   Post a comment
The newest regulations around shipping hazardous materials have been put in place.
Labelmaster DGIS Software Certified as FedEx DG Ready Solution
EBN Newswire  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
DGIS Software Toolkit Offers Guidance for Compliance, Packaging, Marking and Labeling FedEx Shipments
Chain of Responsibility Protects Drivers & Others
Richard G. Weissman  
1/22/2017   Post a comment
The concept of shared responsibility for highway safety is a concept that is gaining support internationally.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.