Use cases for generating value from mandated implementation of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices) include reducing detention, improving utilization, dispute reduction and resolution, analytics, and enabling digital and autonomous supply chain capabilities.
Transportation management, distribution and warehouse management, yard management, reverse logistics
We examine several use cases for generating value from ELD investments, including improving fuel economy, safety, security, driver assistance, vehicle maintenance, customer experience/visibility, precise ETA, dispatching, route re-planning, and driver communications.
Regulations mandating ELD devices in trucks have impacted companies and the industry. Here we look at those impacts and at key actions fleet owners can take to generate value from their ELD investments.
Best practices for adoption of telematics/Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) include vision, policy, communications, training, creating the right incentives, KPI management, and value realization.
Descartes is elevating and broadening the scope and value of the transportation management function from the traditional behind-the-scenes efficiency and cost control to a more visible, customer-facing role, creating a superior customer experience.
Small and medium manufacturers and wholesale distributors are trying to determine where IoT fits into their business strategies, within the constraints of limited budgets, inhouse expertise, bandwidth, and technical resources. This requires prioritizing many potential IoT initiatives. In part one of this two-part series, we look at three areas that manufacturers and distributors are implementing IoT: 1) on the plant floor, 2) in supply chain and logistics, and 3) in service and repair.
There were so many interesting developments in 2018 and more to come this year. Here we take a look at what’s happening in autonomous supply chains, omni-channel delivery, AI/machine learning, blockchain for supply chain, checkoutless stores, and self-sovereign ID.
At the recent E2open Leaders’ Forum, we learned more about their vision, approach, and roadmap to providing a comprehensive end-to-end platform and network. Recent acquisitions have punctuated the differences in strategy from other network platform providers.
A fully digital supply chain extends to delivery to the home or business. It also encompasses contract management and procure-to-pay. We look at examples in these areas.
Lack of precision to create reliable outcomes plagues the logistics process. With zeal and lots of money, companies are trying to plug the hole in visibility with a huge array of systems and technology. Of late, billions of dollars have been poured into the Logistics technology market to provide end-to-end visibility.
The competitive stakes have changed for shippers over the last few years with customer expectations mounting. Logistics is not an afterthought, but a core, essential part of the brand. Omnichannel, outsourcing and new modes of customer service have elevated the role of the carrier requiring solutions, that not only provide TM functions for carriers, but put their capacity and availability within a demand driven supply chain network.